Douglasville native Asia Durr, a standout point guard at Louisville, is up for two prestigious postseason awards.
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Monday that Durr is one of 30 finalist in the running for the Citizen Naismith Trophy Women’s College Player of the Year honor.
Durr’s teammate Myisha Hines-Allen is also up for the award. The list will be cut to 10 national semifinalist, which will be announced in two weeks.
The four finalist will be revealed on March 14.
Durr ranks second in the ACC and 36th in the country with 19.8 points per game. Her 20.8 points-per-game in ACC play lead the league. She had 27 points on 9-15 shooting, 5-9 from deep, and a career-high seven assists at Syracuse, 21 points on 9-18 shooting at Virginia and 26 points on 8-10 shooting, 3-5 from deep, vs. Wake Forest.
She is shooting 46.4 percent from deep (78-168), which leads the ACC and ranks fifth in the nation. Her 78 made 3-point field goals rank second in the ACC and 17th in the country. She is connecting on 3.1 3-point field goals per game, which ranks second in the ACC and 21st in the NCAA. She has 20 double-digit scoring games this season, including 12 20-point games.
So far this season, Durr has been named the ACC Player of the Week four times.
Last week, The Los Angeles Athletic Club named Durr to the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s Late Season Top 20.
It was chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 20 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport's most prestigious honor and the John R. Wooden Award All America Team.
Louisville, which is ranked No. 4 in the country, lost to top-ranked UConn 69-58 on Monday in a national televised game. Durr finished the game with 20 points.
The Cardinals play at Boston College on Thursday. Louisville is 25-2 overall and 11-1 in the conference.